By our baptism we are all called to participate in the mission of Christ on earth … won’t you join us?
Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Sheila Ebbels Appreciation Day
September 7, 2014
All parishioners are invited to join Sheila in the parish center for a special Community Sunday following each mass in appreciation for all of her devotion to the music ministry for the past 15 years, and as a farewell as she begins her retirement.
Fall Food Drive
Fall Food Drive
We will be conducting our fall food drive on the weekend of September 6 and 7. Please being donations to the Gathering Space on Saturday evening or any time up to 2 PM on Sunday. All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food. Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your support.
St. Peter’s is pleased to announce the return of an exciting program for men and women who have suffered from divorce. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program featuring 30-minute DVD sessions each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single — and much more. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone. Contact Colleen Haerle or Kathy LaMere at email@example.com.
New This Fall:
The Catholicism Series
The Catholicism Series brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so that you can better understand and share your faith. With creator and host Father Robert Barron, you will learn:
WHAT Catholics believe and WHY
CATHOLICISM is a multimedia study program designed to help you feel the depths of conviction that touch the heart, illumine the mind and stir the soul. You will be immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition.
Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00
October 2 –December 11
Free to all parishioners of St. Peter the Apostle
or email EBowen@saint-peter.org
the Gospel of Mark
On the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, the Church will enter into a new liturgical year. The seasons of the liturgical year helps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection – the Paschal Mystery – of Jesus.
In the upcoming year, we will hear the Gospel stories of Mark. If you would like to learn about Mark, we invite you to join us as we Journey Through the Gospel of Mark. We will meet on:
Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
October 27th through November 24th
(the five weeks leading up to Advent)
Please bring a bible with you. If you do not have a bible, one will be provided for you. Contact Chris Black at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-261-3366 x206, if you have any questions.
Beat the Winter Cold!
Join St Peter’s on a 10 day Caribbean cruise out of NY on January 21-30, 2015 aboard the Norwegian Gem!
Ports include San Juan, St Thomas, St Maarten, and Tortola.
Available cabins - inside $875, outside $1,045, and balcony $1,295. This price includes all port charges and taxes.
All that is required at this time is a $250 deposit check per person. Balance will be due at the end of October
We will also be receiving a $25 per person shipboard credit. For information and reservations contact Bob Setzer 201-712-9272.
Hope you’ll be joining us.
Pre-Sale Ride Tickets / Raffle
Get ready for our Third Annual Carnival to be held on September 25th through September 28th.
As always the Carnival promises to be a great time for people of all ages. The games of chance will be back as will the rides and the food. We have added some new games and rides for this year!
We are selling Pre-Sale Ride tickets at a 50% discount if you buy them ahead of time, available in the rectory or every Sunday after Mass.
We will also be holding our Carnival Raffle. This year the prizes are for a Shopping Spree of your Choice.
The grand prize is $5,000.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice
Second Prize is $2,500.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice
Third Prize is $1,500.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice
Only 1000 tickets will be sold, with half already purchased. If you want your chance at a shopping spree of your choice, buy now!
Look for the Carnival Committee Members in the Gathering Space after mass!
Care for Creation:
Hackensack River Cleanup Day
SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
RAIN OR SHINE
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
or 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
MIDDAY PRAYER SERVICE
As part of a community effort, and in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of creation and the environment, St Peter’s is joining with the River Edge Environmental Commission in a cleanup of the Hackensack River on Saturday October 11. All are invited — families, teens and young adults, adults of all ages. The Hackensack Riverkeeper will provide supplies for cleanup in the river or along the shore. Boats are available or bring your own kayak or canoe.
GIFT FAMILIES SIGN UP HERE:
ALL OTHER PARISHIONERS SIGN UP HERE:
Sponsored by JustFaith Ministries (MBertani@saint-peter.org) and the Offic of Faith Formation (FaithFormation@saint-peter.org)
Parish Food Pantry
Open every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 for anyone in need. Food Pantry is located at the back of the parking lot.
The food pantry is in need of the following items:
• Non perishable food items
• Shampoos, soaps, deodorant and toothpaste for men and women
Please bring your items to the Gathering Space on your way into mass. The donations can be placed in the blue storage cart located next to the doors leading into the Parish Center. Thank you as always for your generosity to your parish family and neighbors in need. Please do not bring into the rectory.
If you would like to join this parish ministry, please contact Carl Fazio at 201-803-3329
Rectory Office Hours
Fridays in July and August
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The remaining hours during the week and on weekends remain the same. See the Office Hours page for more details.
Please note the shortened hours on Fridays if you need to secure keys for any event occurring on Friday evenings.
We will resume regular Friday hours beginning September 5.